Dana: should be a good event!
I learned about LS about 4 years ago (they published a book in 2013), there are essential faciitation patterns. I went to a session on LS in Boston about 2+ years ago that was co-hosted by Keith McCandless, one of the co-authors.
I chatted with him, sharing how these patterns are essentially ones that the professional facilitation community has also been using and sharing (the IAF, Int’l Association of Facilitators, in fact has a pretty big database of them.
[I used to attend the IAF gatherings, for many years, and learned so much from facilitators that had nothing to do w/ software or product development ;-). IAF: https://www.iaf-world.org/site/ And, as my first book on facilitated workshop for software requirements was in production, i decided to go through the IAF certification process. (which really was a certification - performanced-based - an excellent experience).
Both to LS: I was stunned when Keith told me he had not heard of IAF – funny how essentially parallel communities emerge and don’t know about each other. And yet, but their roots, principles, and practices have so much in common. he seemed happy to know about them.
The name LS is compelling, and i think that has helped their uptake.
anyway, good stuff!
warm regards, all, and hopes for a peaceful holiday…